R148. The Role of Women Editors with Small Presses and Literary Journals

Room 007A, Henry B. González Convention Center, River Level
Thursday, March 5, 2020
10:35 am to 11:50 am


Small presses and literary journals offer women editors democratization of publishing, roles as female gatekeepers, and greater control over product. Four women editors at small presses and literary journals will discuss their own experiences, focusing on their roles in promoting and supporting feminist and underrepresented voices. They will also discuss the type of submissions they are looking for, their editorial process, and best practices for editors and writers.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: AWP_2020_Outline_The_Role_of_Women_Editors.pdf



Patricia Killelea is the author of Counterglow and Other Suns. She is an assistant professor of English at Northern Michigan University and poetry editor at Passages North. She holds a PhD in Native American studies and an MA in creative writing from UC Davis. She also produces video poems.

Pam Uschuk’s six books include Blood Flower, translated into 12 languages. Her prizes include the American Book Award, Best of the Web, and Dorothy Daniels Writing Award from the National League of American PEN Women. She’s finishing Of Thunderlight and Moon: An Odyssey Through Ovarian Cancer. Refugee is due out from Red Hen.

Kristina Marie Darling is author of thirty books, including Dark Horse and Look to Your Left: The Poetics of Spectacle. She currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Tupelo Press and Tupelo Quarterly, a columnist at the Los Angeles Review of Books, and a contributing writer at Publishers Weekly.

Jennifer Franklin (Brown AB, Columbia MFA) is the author of No Small Gift and Looming. Her poetry has been published in the Paris Review, the Nation, and Boston Review and on poets.org. She is co-editor of Slapering Hol Press and teaches at the Hudson Valley Writers' Center.

Mimi Khúc is a writer, scholar, and teacher of things unwell. She is the managing editor of the Asian American Literary Review and guest editor of Open in Emergency: A Special Issue on Asian American Mental Health. She is also an adjunct professor of Asian American studies.


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